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Mixxx – the free DJ software – gets a major update with 2.3.0 release

Par : Dan White
Mixxx 2.3 release

One of the most valuable free tools out there for DJs often goes undiscussed. Mixxx – which is a totally free, open-source, cross-platofrm DJing software – has gone through a big push over the last year to get it to a new release, 2.3.0. While we’ve covered Mixxx many times in the past on DJTT, […]

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RGBFAQ – From Bell Labs to synthetic datasets and the new ‘technical debt’

RGBFAQ – From Bell Labs to synthetic datasets and the <i>new</i> ‘technical debt’
Latest in the series of video essays by an artist and researcher Alan Warburton, is 'RGBFAQ', tracing the trajectory of computer graphics from WW2 to Bell Labs in the 1960s, from the visual effects studios of the 1990s to the GPU-assisted algorithms of the latest machine learning models.

Resolume presents Wire

Resolume excited to finally introduce a new addition to the Resolume family – say hello to Wire! Wire is a modular node-based patching environment to create effects, mixers and video generators for Arena & Avenue. Does the world really need another patching environment? Resolume thinks it does. There are some truly great patching environments available; […]

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Resolume presents Wire | LUMEN

Resolume presents Wire news. by Lumen Magazine. Video Art, VJ, Video Mapping Magazine

Beatport’s iOS app is here, & with it a company rebrand

Beatport is making the leap into the world of iOS with the release of their new mobile app for Beatport LINK users. It’s yet another step to grow the Beatport LINK ecosystem of DJ tools, with the intention of making an artist’s music searching, buying, prepping, and playing flow even easier. Now, with a Beatport […]

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RipX DeepRemix: split stereo files, create and remix stems with this AI software

Audio software manufacturer Hit’n’Mix has released a new source separation, sampling, and song creation program: RipX: DeepRemix. The new software sits at a price reachable for all levels of musicians: £79 inc VAT for UK, €85 inc VAT for EU, and $99 for North America & rest of the world. DeepRemix uses AI isolation algorithms […]

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Meet SEEDJ: a digital acceleration platform, academy for DJs to grow professionally

Announced earlier this month, a new web platform for DJs looking to grow in their career & skillset has emerged: SEEDJ. Self-described as “the first digital accelerator for techno, house, and tech-house DJs and producers”, it’s a one-stop platform that was created to bring “the services necessary for professional growth as a DJ/Producer” together under […]

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VirtualDJ’s 2021 Summer Edition: export individual track stems to your USB & more

VirtualDJ‘s new 2021 Summer Edition of its flagship software has arrived – and with it, a few major features that will make DJing quite interesting for its users. For starters: VirtualDJ PRO now enables you to export separated track stems onto your USB. The big one: track stem exporting As a refresher: last summer, VirtualDJ released […]

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Engine Prime and OS 1.6: a deep dive into the new update

Par : DJ Soo

Denon DJ dropped the much-anticipated update to their Engine Prime track management suite and Engine OS earlier last month. Filled with a host of new features and improvements, this could be a must-have for many DJs. With its release, we decided to test it out for ourselves. Is it worth updating? After some extended time, […]

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disguise welcomes the future of storytelling for a new era of production with its new r18 software launch

Nearly a year after Katy Perry’s iconic virtual performance at the American Idol Season 18 Finale, disguise has announced the public release of its Extended Reality (xR) solution as part of its r18 software launch.  The award-winning xR workflow utilised by XR Studios to power Perry’s performance has opened up an entirely new world of ...

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Review: Ableton Live 11 – the uber-DAW returns, but do you need it?

The time has finally come – Ableton Live 11 is here. A major update to Ableton Live rarely makes its way around, so we’ll dive into every big addition – including comping, tempo following, MPE support, new instruments, effects, Live Packs, and much more. But with that comes a few questions. How well does the new version […]

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Native Instruments, iZotope team up to focus on building a seamless creator experience

Native Instruments and iZotope are making moves in the world of music – and they’re doing so together. Sparked by their communal aspirations to create seamless creative experiences, the two companies have joined forces to create a new technology group that looks to accelerate this goal together. The group is backed by both EMH Partners […]

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Denon DJ’s SC6000, SC6000M PRIME get Serato DJ integration, full RGB waveforms

The capabilities of Denon DJ’s SC6000 and SC6000M Prime hardware continue to grow. As of this week, both players are now integrated with Serato DJ Pro. Jay Cunningham, Denon DJ’s Brand Marketing Manager, explains: “Our forward-thinking Media Players, powered by Engine OS, have always been at the forefront of innovation for some time now. “Adding […]

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Beatport DJ, new web-based app, streamlines workflow for crate digging, set curation, & track prep

Many DJs are well aware of the workflow pain point that comes with finding and prepping new tunes – crate digging, track-buying, transferring-to-your-performance-software, then loading to your USB process. It’s not a simple one, and it can be time-consuming. Well, Beatport has recognized this – and today, they’ve released a potential solution: Beatport DJ. Beatport DJ […]

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Maxon Announces Acquisition of Mobile 3D Sculpting Application

Friedrichsdorf, Germany – March 1, 2021 – Today, Maxon announced it has completed the acquisition of forger, a digital 3D sculpting and texture painting application for iOS. Conceived over a decade ago by Javier Edo Meseguer, forger offers desktop-class, professional-level sculpting workflows on mobile devices. forger features an intuitive multitouch interface and a comprehensive collection ...

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8 Things I Learned by Creating the Donut in Blender

Take a look at what I learned by completing the iconic donut tutorial series in Blender, and whether or not it's right for you.

Prolink Tools pulls CDJ data to enhance DJ sets, share track info into live streams

Built by a DJ, for DJs, Prolink Tools is a free, open-source software that helps streamers display track info from external Pioneer DJ gear onto their computers. After spending years livestreaming and dealing with messages asking for track IDs from his sets, founder and creator Evan Pukhiser created the software to provide the data for […]

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djay added Gesture Control – use your hands to control the mix!

Algoriddim’s djay Pro AI for iPad has released a new update with quite the twist: the ability to control the app with – you guessed it – hand gestures. Gesture Control, also referred to as “Air DJing”, is the first AI-powered hand tracking system built for DJs. It means that users can now mix and manipulate their […]

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Christmas Sale for VJ Loops & VJ Software 2021

Find out best offers of Christmas VJ Loops and software for 2021 Every year from the beginning of December numerous traditional red and shiny decorations appear all over the world. That’s so, because Christmas and New Year times is near, apparently! Themed parties and events are starting in all the different places. Rave parties and […]

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ATV Expand and Increase their Playout and Editing Capabilities using Cinegy Software

Turkuvaz Media Group – the provider of channels including ATV, AHaber, Anews, A2, Aspor, Apara, MinikA and MinikA GO has completed the extension of its use of Cinegy technology to increase their playout and editing capabilities for selected channels. Cinegy software is used for every stage of the production workflow: ingest, archive, monitoring, editing and playout. Turkuvaz Medya ...

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NUGEN Audio Releases Paragon

True Convolution Reverb With the Flexibility and Control of a Classic Algorithmic Reverb LEEDS, UK, OCTOBER 21, 2020 – NUGEN Audio announces the latest addition to its software lineup – Paragon. The world’s first 3D-compatible convolution reverb, Paragon offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness via state-of-the-art re-synthesis modelled on 3D recordings ...

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AMC Networks International – UK selects Globecast for 21-channel EMEA playout and distribution solution

Par : Jump

Paris, 20th October 2020 — Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK), based in London, UK, has selected Globecast to provide comprehensive playout and distribution services for its EMEA roster of 21 channels. AMCNI UK is a new customer for Globecast. Juliet Bayliss, Sales Director, ...

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The Unofficial Guide to vMix Released by the StreamGeeks

The StreamGeeks have released a new book called The Unofficial Guide to vMix. Author Paul Richards announced that his eighth book dedicated to live streaming. The book will help readers level up their live streaming with the industry’s top video production software. vMix has become an industry leader in the live streaming software space. The ...

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VEGAS Creative Software Launches VEGAS Pro 18; Unveils Extensive Plans for Cloud-Based Media Management and Collaborative Workflows

  VEGAS Creative Software (www.vegascreativesoftware.com) announced today a substantial new upgrade to VEGAS Pro, the Company’s signature video/audio editing, color grading and effects platform designed for professional editors, filmmakers, YouTubers and social media creators.    With this announcement, VEGAS Pro 18 adds a breadth of new features and major feature improvements to enhance workflow performance, ...

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Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste

Zeef LeCollagiste

Un collecteur de liens, classés dans des blocs sur la thématique de l’image live sous toutes ses formes, VidéoMapping Software. Une liste de liens sur une seule page avec plus de 280 logiciels, applications et autre média serveur, des outils VJ’s, des tools NDI, Syphon ou Spout.

Méta moissonneur de liens collaboratif et curator VJ depuis 1999.

Zeef LeCollagiste

Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows

disguise takes on the new ‘normal’ with the launch of r17.3, its latest software release that delivers an improved workflow for enhanced efficiency and successful completion of projects post-lockdown. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes to further streamline ...

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Bluefish444 Announces video I/O compatibility with Aximmetry’s Virtual Studio Software

KRONOS K8 and Epoch SDI I/O for real time 3D graphics for broadcast and entertainment North Melbourne, Australia, 23rd June 2020 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, has announced SDI I/O support for real time 3D graphics ands ...

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About Kusmos Live by Kuflex Lab

Par : Marco Savo

During these tough and uncertain times it has been inspiring to see so many audiovisual artists and events coming up with tools and formats to overcome the quarantine restrictions and social distancing.

A few weeks back the guys from Kuflex Lab reached out to showcase their latest tool that stands out among all the virtual/hybrid solutions we have seen so far. Kusmos Live allows to turn online concerts into interactive digital shows. Pretty neat uh?

Kusmos - Kuflex Lab - Audiovisual Interactive Tool

Let’s dive in and explore how it works. Down to the nitty-nerdy-gritty Kusmos is a custom VJ software written on openFrameworks + VDMX5 + Syphon.

In spring 2020 Kuflex studio began an experimental project Kusmos Live. The purpose of the experiment was to upgrade the Kusmos system in order to create a interactive online home shows.

In 2018-2019 the Russian audiovisual studio experimented with the innovative tool together with SILA SVETA studio on the Therr Maitz concert, Caprices Festival 2018, Nina Kraviz experimental performance at Coachella 2019.

OK, really cool but how exactly does interactivity work? We gave some feedback to Kuflex lab with a few tricky questions to better understand the whole potential of this new audiovisual tool.

KUFLEX: The Tracker program receives depth-sensor data, calibrates a point cloud as we need it (we can rotate the cloud, cut off everything you don’t need keeping only the data of the artist oneself and merge point clouds from two sensors) and sends it to the renderer (UE4 scene).

Scene functions build a 3D model using the data provided by the Tracker and then we can layer all kinds of features with effects on the model and also transform and distort it according to the artistic concept. We also captured video from the laptop’s webcam and sometimes showed its picture. 3D scene acting as the artist surrounding, a set of virtual cameras for capturing from different viewpoints and visual effects were set up in advance in the Unreal Engine. Then the OBS program captures the video of the launched scene and sends it to the video streaming server.

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool

During our second live experiment we tested some new features for the viewers interactive communication with the stream. While Leksha (Smolensk, Russia) was playing his ambient-set, a VJ (Moscow, Russia) was controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode. Our team has implemented this function between the concerts and decided not to tell the viewers about it.

During the stream, noticing weird messages in the chat, some of the viewers started to realize that they could not only send a message to the chat but to even affect visualization. In the end the concert has turned into a digital quest. Some viewers picked up effect control by sending particular commands to the chat. We have yet to comprehend how to develop this function in the future.

 AVC: We think it’s a really interesting and innovative project responding to the challenges of the pandemic. In terms of appeal for VJs there is the risk of potentially being extremely limited for the audiovisual artists creativity, and the aesthetic I guess would always be the same.

It would be key for the tool to have a wider range of possibilities of customization for the artists otherwise they might get tired soon. I guess they all want to leave their unique mark in the scene.

KUFLEX: Kusmos is a universal software tool, with the possibility of variability of visual and interactive solutions. As a rule, our team creates a virtual stage specifically for the performance of the musician. Of course, we want to upgrade the program creating a database with different scenes, effects. In this case, the user will be able to construct the scene himself and combine the effects for his live/stream. 

AVC: It’s a bit unusual to keep promoting the idea of “God is DJ”. Is the DJ persona so relevant the viewer wants to watch during the entire show in a virtual environment?

KUFLEX: Regarding Kusmos Live project, the Kuflex team is collaborating with various musicians. We wanted to support the performers. So this approach determined the emphasis on the figure of the musician on the virtual stage, under whose musical personality, sound we come up with a visual solution. We do not just shoot a video with a musician, as is often done in broadcasts, but create a digital avatar that changes depending on the script, music and VJ control.

At the same time, Kusmos Live is primarily a show, a kind of mix of live performance, a computer game and fantastic movie. The virtual camera can fly through digital space, we can switch to different visual elements of the scene and include additional visual effects to the music.

Kusmos Live - Audiovisual Tool

We try to achieve the effect of real interaction with the viewer as well. Our team is developing a function of interaction through chat – viewers’ comments fall into the scene, they can affect the content through certain chat commands. But Kusmos can be used by artists of other genres. In the near future we want to try to create a dance performance. Now we are discussing this idea with one Russian choreographer.

We will explore the topic of distances – where physical space ends, digital begins, the relationship of body and sound. Both dance and music will take place in live format.

Technically, the performer will find himself in different areas of camera scanning, on the screen we will observe how his digital avatar changes. Again, it will all be like shooting a movie in one shot and in real time!

360 Visual Festival - audiovisual event
AVC: We truly appreciate the viewers becoming active, participating and communicating with the stream. That creates a collective experience. Could people really tell if this was a live performance or not? It feels like the interaction should be more meaningful somehow, with a bigger impact to the overall audiovisual artwork.

KUFLEX: Our team worked on a concert from different cities. We thought about how best to organise remote control of virtual cameras and effects. And suddenly our creative director had an idea to manage content through Youtube chat. During the broadcast, he wrote commands like cam1 (switching camera 1), stars ( the star effect was launched).

We intentionally did not talk about this function in advance to get the quest. As a result, some viewers guessed and began to help in managing the scene. We explore different possibilities about other ways of interaction.

In the future we want to create a client application for connecting to the broadcast via a mobile phone, desktop PC screen or VR. We intend to develop Kusmos as an art tool. Our team believes in a power of collective interaction. We want to give a palette of visual solutions, effects. Let’s all together create beauty here and now! This idea is a sincere inspiration for us. 

AVC:  We would like to know more about how the collaboration you have done with Leksha where the viewers were controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode.” How does the input of data modify the visuals? is it like a live coding or common human language and how it is related to the VR software?

kusmos live - kuflex and leksha - audiovisual artists

KUFLEX: Usually in an offline format, we work like this: musicians play music, and VJ manages visual content live using MIDI controllers. Some effects are linked to the amplitude of the sound. But in a situation where we did not have the opportunity to be onsite will all team, we decided to make control through chat commands.

We wrote a special function for our software that receives data from chat on YouTube using the Google API. We came up with several commands, for example: cam1, cam2, skin1, skin2, electric noise, lasers and the like. And when someone in the chat wrote one of these words, then a certain visual effect or a corresponding camera was included in our program.

In general, we have an idea to expand the number of commands and their appearance, so that it looks more like live coding. For example, add numerical arguments to the commands, which will additionally specify the parameters of a particular visual effect.

As for virtual reality, we have plans to create our own application for viewers who can watch live broadcasts using VR devices, thus more deeply immersing themselves in the atmosphere of the digital scene and additionally receive personal effects. 

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool
 AVC: Fascinating this idea of “universal tool” for content in real time and interactive show. We think it’s important now to dig more into the idea of how it can involve more people in the creative process. It opens new ways of investigation on how to make every audiovisual experience unique, not only in terms of the aesthetics of the piece but also regarding the narrative.

KUFLEX: Yes, this is the main object of research for us. Usually, a limited number of people can come to the offline exhibition. So we want to overcome any space frames. With Kusmos we don’t have any restrictions online! We can find ourselves in amazing digital worlds that are impossible in the physical world.

Now that Kuflex Lab and its creation Kusmos entered our radar we will most definitely keep following their progression, as always supporting innovation and creativity in the audiovisual art world.

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Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team

Cambridge, UK, 18 June 2020: Pixel Power, the global leader in graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. “I am delighted to ...

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